West Virginia University

Stewart Hall, 1500 University Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26506-6201
(304) 293-2121
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

West Virginia University was founded in 1867 in Morgantown, W.Va. Nearly 30,000 students attend the school each year. It is ranked among the top national universities and public schools by the U.S. News & World Report. Graduates include 24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, and 35 Goldwater Scholars. Sixteen faculty members have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year.

Programs Offered

West Virginia University offers several degrees and certificates online through its distance learning division. At the undergraduate level these include an Infant/Toddler Certificate, Multidisciplinary Studies B.A., Nursing RN to BSN, and Regents Bachelor of Arts R.B.A. There are more offerings at the graduate level, including both fully online degrees and blended programs in which students take classes both online and in a classroom. Areas of study include education, business administration, nursing, public health, social work, and software engineering.


West Virginia University has been regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1930.


Undergraduate applicants to West Virginia University must successfully complete specific high school credits to be considered for freshman admission. To apply they must submit an online or paper application, a $30 to $60 application fee, official high school transcript, and SAT or ACT scores. Additional admissions standards or requirements may apply depending on the program. Graduate applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75. To apply they must submit an application, $60 application fee, official transcripts, and anything else required by the academic department they’re applying to.

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